This is now such a key topic with regards this country's future relationship with the EU that I considered prefixing the heading with 'Core Topic'. However as far as this Forum is a concerned it is a 'Question' and I hope we have nothing other that constructive comments as the thread builds up with ideas and contributions.

As a starter here is Richard North's recent take on the dangers of a simple In or Out Referendum and the need for the whole issue of our extraction from the many tentacles of the EU to be addressed and planned for.

EU Referendum: The facts of (political) life

This is an area in which UKIP could clearly take a lead but sadly I doubt Nigel Farage has the inclination or the abiltiy to lead the National debate on this vital question.

Over to Forum members to debate and discuss this topic which is so important to our national interest.